American jazz musician remembered for his proficiency on the vibraphone. He was a founding member of a group called the Modern Jazz Quartet.
His early jazz recordings include such albums as Wizard of the Vibes and Meet Milt Jackson.
He composed a piece called "Bags' Groove" that became a jazz standard.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and he later lived in Teaneck, New Jersey and New York City.
Before forming the Modern Jazz Quartet, he played with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's famous big band.